Hancock custom archtop guitars are built by
brothers Dane and Sean and father Kim in the Hancock family workshop atop beautiful
Tamborine Mountain, in Australia's Gold Coast hinterland.
instrument is completely handmade by us from start to finish.
About 200 hours is spent constructing each guitar. This amount of labour
means we produce only a very limited number of guitars, but
also results in instruments with close to perfect workmanship, a
look of genuine quality craftsmanship and a magnificent sound that
only comes from a handcrafted archtop guitar.
the finest quality, hand-picked materials are used in a Hancock
archtop guitar. Each component is made to exacting specifications
and then tuned to suit the piece of timber it is made from. This gives
the assembled instrument the optimum sound and the most beautiful
have studied the instruments of the master archtop builders John
D'Angelico and James D'Aquisto and drawn much inspiration from
their designs, while also incorporating our own ideas into the
design of his guitars, both in aesthetics and tone.
make five standard models. These range from The Jazz Electric, an archtop with a genuine
amplified jazz guitar sound but with no feedback to our flagship
The Adelaide, a stunning instrument built from the finest
materials available with intricate inlay and appointments. We offer a range of options so that customers
can order an instrument that is perfect for them and their style
we build our guitars
without the use of duplicating machines, CNC made parts and out
of shop ready produced parts, there is very little extra labour or
expense for us in building
custom one off instruments, enabling a customer to order a
reproduction of an instrument for a fraction of the cost of the
original, or designing a guitar to your exact requirements for the
same cost as our standard models.
archtop guitars are excellent value, with prices at about 50% of
similar American made guitars of equal quality. Customers have the
option of either purchasing a ready made instrument, or ordering a
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